Potential blindness: An unusual complication of lateral canthopexy

Jonathan A. Britto, Raymond Buncic, Oren Lapid, John H. Phillips

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Lateral canthopexy is a commonly performed procedure in craniofacial and cosmetic surgery. In craniofacial surgery, lateral canthal fixation is performed in conjunction with a wide range of transcranial or subcranial procedures during the process of soft tissue re-suspension. A number of fixation materials have gained popular use. A case of craniofrontonasal dysplasia is reported in which a wire loop canthopexy fixation has become disengaged 3 months after a history of trauma and rotated to present a sharp surface against the sclera. Urgent surgical exploration prevented the apparently imminent complication of globe penetration with associated threat to vision.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1029-1032
Number of pages4
JournalBritish Journal of Plastic Surgery
Issue number7
StatePublished - 1 Oct 2005
Externally publishedYes


  • Canthopexy
  • Craniofrontonasal dysplasia
  • Hypertelorism

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Surgery
  • Otorhinolaryngology


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